obstruent

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Latin obstruēns

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obstruent (comparative more obstruent, superlative most obstruent)

  1. Causing obstruction; blocking up.
    Synonym: hindering
    an obstruent medicine

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obstruent (plural obstruents)

  1. (phonetics) A consonant sound formed by obstructing the airway, causing turbulence; a plosive, fricative, or affricate.
    • 2003, Bhadiraju Krishnamurti, The Dravidian Languages[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN:
      Lehmann (1998:77) and Steever (1998: 14, 16) considered āytam an allophone of Tamil /y/ before obstruents, but there is no real evidence for this assumption.
    Hypernym: consonant
    Hyponyms: plosive, fricative, affricate
    Coordinate term: continuant
    Antonym: sonorant
  2. (medicine) Anything that obstructs, especially in the passages of the body.

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obstruent

  1. third-person plural present indicative/subjunctive of obstruer

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obstruent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of obstruō